Mumbai, the city of dreams and the city of Bollywood is one of the most visited places in India. Mumbai can be very crowded or claustrophobic at times. Sometimes, you get an urge to go into places of tranquility and greenery away from all the hustle-bustle of city life. Spending some time with nature will give you the much-needed break that you have been seeking for long. It will be a thrilling experience to watch tigers, bison, and deer in all their beauty and glory in their natural habitat. Within the city and its surroundings, there are many national parks located with rich fauna and flora where you can go time and again with your family and friends to enjoy some quality time. Many adventure junkies book hotels on hourly basis or dayuse hotels in Mumbai and go on exploring the National Parks in Mumbai. Many solo travelers also book hotels in Mumbai and meticulously plan their adventure trip as well. The couples who love to spend sometime amidst the nature, book couple friendly hotel in Mumbai and go ahead with their planned trip.

Here are the top 10 national parks in and around Mumbai that you must visit

1-Sanjay Gandhi National Park

The Sanjay Gandhi National Park is one of the most popular National Park in Mumbai. It is well known for its clean air and greenery. There is a trekking trail inside the park, Shilonda Trail. People come here for nature walks, workshops, wildlife safari and to spend a good time amidst greenery. The Kanheri Caves is also located inside it which is of great interest to many. It is a must go for many nature lovers. They book hotel near Borivali in Mumbai and get on with their trip.

Location- Borivali East

Timing- 7.30 am to 6 pm

2-Bhimashankar Wildlife sanctuary

Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary is well known for lush green forests and hiking activities. The main attraction of this place is the Bhimashankar temple and Indian Giant Squirrel. The Bhimashankar temple is known as one of the twelve jyotirlingas. Many couples book couple friendly hotel in Mumbai and make sure to visit this place for an amazing experience.

Location- Bhimashankar

Timing- Sunrise to Sunset

3-Phansad Wildlife sanctuary

Located in Raigad, Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, the Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the coastal woodland ecosystems. It is popular more for birds than animals. The main attraction of this place is the Indian Giant Squirrel and over 90 species of butterflies that reside here. It is located at a distance of 146 kilometers from Mumbai. You can book a hotel in Mumbai and can plan your trip accordingly.

Location- Roha

Timing- 8 am to 8 pm

4-Karnal Bird Sanctuary

Karnal Bird Sanctuary is one of the most important bird sanctuaries near Mumbai which consists of over 300 species of birds. Nature trailing and exploring the Karnala Fort is one of the prime things that tourists do in here. June and July are the best months to visit this place. If you want to witness the migratory birds, then October to March is the best time to go. It is at a distance of 50 kilometers from Mumbai

Location- Panvel

Timing- Sunrise to Sunset

5-Koyna wildlife sanctuary

Located in the Satara district, the Koyna wildlife sanctuary is a heaven for nature lovers. The main attractions of this place are Sambhar deer and Royal Bengal tigers. October to January is the best time to visit this place. But if you want to enjoy the sanctuary during monsoon with all its glory then June to September is the time. Many nature lovers book hotel in Mumbai and visit this place for a memorable time.

Location- Koyna in Satara district

Timing- 9:30 am to 7 pm

6-Sahyadri tiger reserve

Sahyadri Tiger Reserve is located inside the Koyna wildlife sanctuary and is also the first tiger reserve in Maharashtra. The main attraction is the Royal Bengal Tiger. It has a rich variety of flora like harpullia Arborea, scotopia crenata, and turpine malabarica. It is at a distance of 300 kilometers from Mumbai. Many couple chose to book a couple friendly hotel in Mumbai to do all the preparations for the trip and then hit the road to visit this beautiful place.

Location- Koyna

Timing- 7 am to 6 pm

7-Chandoli national park

Famous for its calm surroundings and calm tranquility, Chandoli national park is one of the most popular national parks in west Maharashtra. The main attraction of this place is witnessing over 250 species of animals and countless species of birds and trees. You can also go on a safari or for a bird watching tour in this park. Apart from all these, you can also consider trekking around the park. It is located at a distance of 360 kilometers from Mumbai. Many couple visit here to spend a peaceful time together. They book a couple friendly hotel in Mumbai to stay before hitting the road for Chandoli.

Location- Sangli

Timing- Sunrise to Sunset

8-Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary

The Great Indian Bustard is one of the endangered species and this sanctuary is solely created to preserve the species. The sanctuary is spread over an acre of land and is one of the famous sanctuaries in Mumbai. Apart from the Great Indian Bustard, you can also see various other birds such as the Eurasian Collared-Dove and the Indian Bushlark. You can also spot jackal, blackbuck, wolves, and a few reptiles while doing a tour in the sanctuary. It is situated at a distance of 397 kilometers from Mumbai

Location- Nannaj

Timing- Sunrise to Sunset

9-Dajipur wildlife sanctuary

Blessed with an impressive variety of flora and fauns, Dajipur wildlife sanctuary is one of the must-visit sanctuaries while you are in Mumbai. The main attraction of the place is the Jungle Safari which leaves every hour from the main gate. You will get to see the plants and animals from very close proximity. It is at a distance of 441 kilometers from Mumbai.

Location- Kolhapur

Timing- Sunrise to sunset

10-Sagareshwar deer park

Sagareshwar deer park is India’s first manmade deer park. The main attractions of this place are Chital, Sambar Deer, Blackbucks, and Muntjac. It is about 333 kilometers from Mumbai and a 10-minute drive away from Audumber. Krishna Valley Wine Park is also situated near to the park where you can go and learn about how wine is made and drink some too.

Location- Tupari

Timing- Sunrise to sunset

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